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2021 State Fair of Texas and Heart of Texas Overview      

State Fair tag orders begin April 1, 2021. Please visit  http://validate.texasffa.org/ to submit your orders. Tag orders may only be placed by the county validation chair.

Please read all forms very carefully, as there have been changes.  Failure to do so could directly affect the eligibility of the exhibitor.  All changes have been highlighted in yellow.  

All State Fair orders must be paid in full prior to July 7, 2021.  Please print your invoice after submitting your order and remit payment.  Please write the county name on the outside of the payment envelope, for faster identification.

County officials will need their county password to login to the system to place orders, print invoices and forms, submit tag/ear notch corrections and complete the student tag information. If you do not know your county's login password, please contact Tammy Glascock with the Texas FFA office at tammy@texasffa.org.


2021 State Fair of Texas and Heart of Texas Information      

2021 State Fair of Texas and Heart of Texas Crossbred Gilt Show Updates

Crossbred gilts must be validated to show in the 2021 State Fair of Texas and the Heart of Texas Crossbred Gilt Shows. Gilts may be family validated. If you have any questions regarding the rules and guidelines of the show, please reference the contact information above. If you have questions concerning State Validation, please contact tammy@texasffa.org

2021 State Fair of Texas Livestock Show Schedule



2021 Heart of Texas Livestock Show Schedule


2021 State Fair of Texas/Heart of Texas Swine Validation Ordering/Process Information      

Only the Swine Validation Chairman from each county may order tags.  Once the order has been placed, print the invoice and mail payment to the State office:

                   Texas FFA Association
                   ATTN:  2021 State Fair Swine Validation - (your county name)
                   614 E. 12th Street
                   Austin, Texas  78701

COST:        April      $15.00 each
                    May       $18.00 each
                    June       $18.00 each

                    ***All orders will ship 2-3 day priority mail.***

ORDERS/SHIPPING: Address on order form should be SHIPPING address, please NO PO BOX addresses - we are not able to verify delivery to PO Boxes other than received at the post office. Orders received in April will begin shipping on May 17, 2021. Orders received in May/June will ship by the end of the second week of June - please keep this in mind when scheduling your validation dates!

VALIDATION: All official validation and tagging should occur on or before 11:59pm June 30, 2021 in the presence of the County Swine Validation Committee.  Under no circumstances should tags be handed out for offsite tagging.  All hogs are required to have tags placed in their ears at the time of state validation. Pigs entering the holding pens without a state validation tag in their ear will be ineligible for show.

After Validation Occurs      

REMINDER:  It is the duty of the county chair to input all swine tag assignment information into the swine validation website.  http://validate.texasffa.org/

Materials Must Be Postmarked by July 7, 2021:

Swine Tag Form (White Copy Only - yellow copy stays with county coordinator, manila is given to the exhibitor)
 - Filed in alphabetical order and secured with rubber bands please.

Hair envelopes
 - Must have Last Name, First Name (printed and signed).
 - Filed alphabetically and secured with rubber bands please.
       - Do not pre-sign or enter any data on these envelopes, as this voids the envelope.

Signed Ethics Policies
 - Signature page only
 - Filed alphabetically and secured.

Signed Committee Forms
 - This form is located on the swine validation website http://validate.texasffa.org.   Click on 2021 State Fair of Texas Swine Validation. Once you have logged in please scroll to the bottom - the Committee Forms are at the bottom of the forms section.  Per the Swine Validation Guidelines, there must be a minimum of three members on the validation committee.  Any forms returned not meeting this requirement will not be accepted and must be corrected and resubmitted to complete validation.

Tag Assignment Form
 - Please include a printed copy of the tag assignment form with the rest of the validation materials. Once all exhibitor information is entered, click on 'print tag assignment listing' in the upper right corner of your screen. This form will be used as the master materials check-in list for your county.

Mail all required materials to:

Texas FFA Association
ATTN:  2021 State Fair Swine Validation - (your county name)
614 E. 12th Street
Austin, Texas  78701

Change of Ownership, Corrections, Replacement Tags      

Ear-Notch Corrections and Ear Tag Replacements

There are no longer forms to be completed for ear notch corrections or ear tag replacements - there is now a link in the swine validation database for the county coordinator to enter this information directly into the tag assignment listing.  Once logged in to the validation system, there is a link below the tag assignment listing for both ear notch corrections and ear tag replacements.  Simply click on the link and fill out the information directly on the screen.  Once the information is entered in the boxes, click on 'Confirm' and the corrections are entered into the system.  No signatures or forms are required!

-  Replacement ear tags may be purchased at the show for $25.00 each, payable by cash, debit or credit.  No personal checks will be accepted.

Tag Alterations      
Any change to size, shape, form or color will void the tag---tag will be replaced at the stock show & replacement cost will be charged to the individual. Your cooperation in this process is greatly appreciated!

FAQ's for State Fair of Texas and Heart of Texas      

I need a replacement tag but my county does not have any extras - what do I do?

Don't worry!  Replacement tags can be purchased at shows upon check-in for $25.00 each. We are now accepting cash, credit and debit. CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTD.




  Corporate Sponsors
  Priefert Ranch Equipment  

Tammy Glascock
(procedural and validation information)
Swine Validation Coordinator
Texas FFA Association
Cell:  940-367-6245
Email: tammy@texasffa.org

Carolee Frampton
(ordering and payment information)
Budget & Finance Coordinator
Texas FFA Association
Office: 512-480-8045
Fax: 512-476-2894
Email: cframpton@texasffa.org

  Important Dates

2021 State Fair of Texas/ Heart of Texas Validation Deadline Dates:

Tag Orders Open: April 1 to April 30, 2021
Late Tag Orders: May 1 to June 7, 2021 
Last Day to Order:  June 7, 2021

Validation Scheduling Deadline:
Scheduled validation dates must be submitted via email by May 15, 2021 to tammy@texasffa.org using the County Validation Date form.

Validation Deadline: June 30, 2021

All Payments/Reports/Paperwork Postmarked By: July 7, 2021

All Corrections Due: August 15, 2021

Validation System Closes: July 7, 2021

*New Rule for Crossbred Gilts
  Exhibitors at the State Fair of Texas      and Heart of Texas.

The State Fair of Texas and the Heart of Texas are requiring CROSSBRED GILTS showing in the 2021 Crossbred Gilt Shows  to be validated.

In addition, both shows will require all Purebred REGISTERED GILTS showing to be validated and papers uploaded into the Texas FFA Swine Validation System.  The ownership deadline is June 30, 2021. Ownership of gilts must be recorded in the name of the junior exhibitor in the Herd Book of their respected breed association on or before June 30,2021.

Gilts showing in the 2021 State Fair of Texas and Heart of Texas Shows can be family registered as long as all family members are eligible as junior exhibitors per the junior rules of the State Fair of Texas and the Heart of Texas.   

*ORIGINAL REGISTRATION PAPERS  must be uploaded into the  Texas FFA Swine Validation System (website) by July 15, 2021.   



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